Another hurricane closes Florence centers in North Carolina

October 10, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Individuals and business owners in North Carolina looking for face-to-face help after Hurricane Florence will have to wait while Hurricane Michael crosses the state with heavy rains and wind.

Federal and North Carolina emergency management officials closed the state’s disaster recovery centers on Thursday because of the potential for severe weather from Michael.

There are more than 20 stationary and mobile centers in over a dozen eastern North Carolina counties hardest hit by Florence last month.

Government officials anticipate reopening the centers Friday morning. Displaced residents and businesses can still get help online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by phone at 1-800-621-3362.